Government Degree College, Seethanagaram was established in 1983-84 by Government of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the Eastern side of the Holy River,
the Godavari in East Godavari District. The College is situated in a predominantly rural and educationally backward area and is intended to meet the academic needs of students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward classes.
The District Collector, East Godavari certified the same in his certificate dated 4th August, 1998. Perhaps this College had the privilege of having its own building constructed in a very short time with the generous contributions from the public in a sprawling 10 acres of land donated by not less than 120 people of this area, with the sole aim of providing education to the underprivileged youth of this region. Right in front of the famous the then Gowthami Satyagrahasharam this College was established. In the pre-independence period this Ashram was visited by Mahatma Gandhiji in 1929 & 1933. Many people from this area participated in the Independence Movement. The college is affiliated to Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajamahendravaram. It offers B.A, B.Com and B.Sc. Courses with 193 students on its roll. The College is accredited with B grade by NAAC in 2016. Rs. 2 crores was sanctioned by the RUSA for achieving NAAC B grade